Julius Caesar returned from the conquest of Gaul and paid off the hoi polloi's debt. The rich were bribed with gold. Romans called this holiday a 'jubilee' and the common man extolled Caesar. They were no longer slaves to the upper classes, who hated Caesar for disrupting the ancient social order. Caesar thought that they were his friends, but the rich have not friends.
Still I love the idea of Jubilee.
What better than International Write-Off Day.
It's a simple idea.
No one owes anyone anything.
Imagine the freedom.
No old worries.
Only the new.
Of course the rich will somehow come out ahead in the end, but for a few years we might be free.
International Write-Off Day